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Here's What You Should Know About Marble & Moisture

by Vera Oliveira 08/01/2022

Marble is a popular material for many home furnishings and decorative accents. You usually find marble included in kitchen and bathroom designs where it can add luxury and beauty to the space. If you’re thinking about using marble in your bathroom renovation, there are some important things to consider. Here’s everything you need to know about using marble in your bathroom and other high-moisture areas:

Marble Rust & Water Stains

Marble may seem like a perfectly hard surface, but it is a very porous material. This means that it absorbs moisture of all kinds, whether it’s steam from your shower, splashes from the sink or even a spilled cup of tea. This makes timing crucial in cleaning up marble stains, as you want to remove the extra moisture before the marble has time to absorb it.

If you’re considering using marble in your bathroom or other high-moisture areas, your primary concern will be marble “rust” from regular water exposure. Rust stains are likely to appear around faucets or within sink basins. You might also find rust around fixtures in the shower that don’t dry out as quickly as the rest of the surface.

How to Remove Marble Rust

Luckily, you don’t always need a professional to help clean up marble rust. You can remove most water stains with a combination of household ingredients mixed into a DIY cleaning poultice. Depending on the severity of the stain, the ingredients may vary—however, the most common combination includes baking soda, water and sometimes small amounts of hydrogen peroxide. Avoid using harsh cleaning ingredients like bleach or lemon juice, as they will just cause more damage to the marble.

How to Avoid Marble Rust

It’s easy to avoid marble rust in the first place with proper sealing and regular care. You have plenty of choices of marble sealer on the market. No matter which type you choose, it’s best to re-apply it every few months. To help protect the marble in your shower or sink, wipe away extra moisture after each use with a towel or squeegee.

Marble can make a beautiful addition to any room including bathrooms and kitchens. However, because it’s such a porous material, expect some marble rust from water exposure in high-moisture areas. Keep these factors in mind if you’re considering marble in your next renovation.

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Vera Oliveira

 

I am focused, self motivated, dream big and am committed to act in the best interest of my clients!

As an agent who's an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information.

I am eager to serve you.

When it's time to move, you need someone who will have an innovative marketing plan to advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need from start to close.

Mission Statement: 

My goal is to educate my clients to the current real estate market conditions, represent customers and clients in the best possible manner to help them to achieve their real estate dreams, and skillfully negotiate their transaction to reach a successful and stress-free closing.I've been in sales for over 25 years and my mission is simple: To help my clients to reach their goals and exceed their customer service expectations.

My Background:

 I am originally from Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, however Massachusetts has been my home since 1988. I am married and have 4 wonderful children. I am blessed with loved ones and friends in my life. I love being a mom, wife, spending time with my family and friends, good movies, and healthy conversations. My dream is to travel and study architectural characteristics throughout the US. I discovered my passion for real estate in 2001 when I got my license and started to work at Coldwell Banker in Waltham. I soon realized that I can make a difference guiding sellers and buyers throughout their real estate transactions and that helping people to reach their real estate goals thrills me.